Mission Viejo Behind the Wheel Training

Mission Viejo's #1 Choice for Driver's Ed ... Safety 1st Driving School!

You have many choices for Driver’s Education in Orange County…so why should you choose Safety 1st?


We really do. Our students are hands down our top priority. Sure, we enjoy the fact that we have a very high DMV exam pass rate among first timers. But our motivation is NOT to boost our own percentages. Our job – and our  joy in life – is creating SAFE, SKILLED drivers.

Online Course and Behind-the-Wheel Training

All our highly qualified instructors patiently teach the skills necessary to help our students navigate city streets and freeways safely and defensively. Our fun and interactive Online Course provides up-to-date, relevant information for new drivers – and then in our affordable Behind-the-Wheel packages, we put that knowledge to work in a practical and effective way.

Specialized Grading System

After each of our Behind-the-Wheel lessons, the student is issued a grade using our Specialized Grading System. The grade, along with details of the student’s driving strengths and weaknesses, are discussed with the student and his or her parents. That way they will be informed every step of the way and will know what to practice on their own time.

Driving Time

Most driving schools log about 15 miles per Behind-the-Wheel session. Safety 1st, on the other hand, averages 30-40 miles per session! That’s more than twice the driving time you’ll get with most driving schools! We love our Top Safety Rated cars, but not so much that we aren’t willing to put the miles on them. We believe teaching safe driving techniques requires more than 15 miles a lesson.

Also, our Behind-the-Wheel lessons range from 6 to 50 hours depending on each student’s needs. It’s all about what’s convenient for you!

We will pick you up and drop you off for each lesson, and our cars are even available for your final DMV test.


  • We are fully licensed, bonded and insured.
  • All our instructors are licensed by the California DMV, as well as Safety 1st’s own rigorous training requirementsl
  • Our brand new cars have Top Safety Ratings. Learn more here. 
  • We are on time every time, clean and professional!
  • No personal business on your time and no piggybacking – only one student per lesson!


Contact us for more information – we look forward to hearing from you!